DIY Bead Stud Earrings

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Introduction: DIY Bead Stud Earrings

About: Hey, I'm Muhaimina! A Craftaholic person (or Witch if you may say!). Obsessed with swirls and polka dots... and Instructables is pretty much my second home! Follow my IG Blog https://www.instagram.com/the_craf…

I love to collect beads, all kinds and colors ^_^ I always wanted to make bead studs, I don't know why this idea of making bead stud earrings didn't pop in my head before!

Have cute, colorful beads and craft wire? great! you can make these stud earrings in only 5 minutes :)

Lets start!

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make these stud earrings you'll need:

  1. Craft wire,
  2. Craft pliers - flat nose and cutting pliers,
  3. Pearl beads or any kind of beads (you'll need a pair of beads as we're going to make earrings).

Step 2: Wrapping the Bead

First of all measure the size of the bead, and keep that in mind.

Hold the wire from an end, do not cut it from the bundle,

Use the flat nose plier to bend the wire into 90 degrees, according to the bead size. I used 8 mm pearl bead so I had to bend 8 mm wire to 90 degrees.

Now carefully wrap the bead 2-3 times with the wire,

I wrapped the wire 3 times around the bead and kept the wire flat while wrapping but you can wrap over and over again if you want a thicker border around the bead.

Step 3: Making the Stem

Done wrapping the bead? now to make the stem of the earring.

Bend the wire downwards from where the wrap ends, see the first and second picture of this step,

Now use the flat nose plier to make another 90 degree (or more) bend on the wire on the center of the bead,

Keep 2 cm of the bent wire straight for the stem and cut the wire from the bundle.

Stud earring complete!

Step 4: Making Ear-stud Backs

I used an eraser or rubber to make the earring backs.

Use x-acto knife to cut the eraser into small square pieces.

Carefully push and screw the stem of the ear stud on the small eraser pieces to create a hole on it. There, you have backs for the earrings.

I made 9 pairs of bead stud earrings in 30 minutes! Since mothers day is coming, these stud earrings can be great as gift ^_^ my mom loves to wear pearl bead stud earrings and I'm super excited to give these studs to her as mothers day gift :)

Enjoy!

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    18 Discussions

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    GwenW12
    GwenW12

    Question 1 year ago

    what gauge of wire please very neat

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    kgomathi4
    kgomathi4

    5 years ago

    Awesome & neat finish.. Can u pls tell me the exact size of the craft wire?? Thanks in adv..

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    AWSM
    AWSM

    6 years ago

    Dea

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    AWSM
    AWSM

    6 years ago

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    hunter999
    hunter999

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Haha, nice job! Very neat how you wrapped the wire around the pearls :D

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    germygerbil
    germygerbil

    6 years ago

    These would look great with pearls!

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    sabu.dawdy
    sabu.dawdy

    6 years ago

    soooo cuteeeee

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    lindarose92
    lindarose92

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Super cute! I agree with Tarun, I can always recognize your ibles too, so unique! :)

    Very Cute :). The way you shoot your main picture always gets me to say without seeing who posted it "Oh it's Muhaiminah's ible"

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    Muhaiminah Faiz
    Muhaiminah Faiz

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks Tarun! So glad to know that ^_^ same thing happens whenever you, Emily and Linda post ibles :)

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    Abigail02
    Abigail02

    6 years ago

    Oh these are so cute! You did a great job!